Things that are more efficient than Microsoft Word (a poem)

Calling this a ‘poem’ might be something of a stretch. Either way, feel free to add your own… The Xerox monk The unstoppable march of time The Department of Motor Vehicles The Homeland Security Advisory System Comcast customer service The rhythm method Stop-motion animation Existentialism A diaphragm with a hole in it Long division Dongles [...]

Sordid state of affairs (a poem)

Earlier today, I combined a couple of poems while preparing to submit work to a journal; I finished this poem in similar fashion. The system absorbs the blows we take all the punches and most of the blame so stuck in our views that nothing changes A trail of corpses litters the screens of a [...]

I didn’t feel like writing yesterday (a poem)

I have not been in a writing mood these last few days. In fact, I wrote nothing at all on Monday. So, on Tuesday, I wrote about not writing… I didn’t feel like writing yesterday The combination of heat and desperation kept my muse at bay until finally I put the book away and closed [...]

Some pitfalls of the double LP (a poem)

I was listening to Pink Floyd’s The Wall while writing a couple of poems… I It’s unclear why they had to say everything backwards Somebody somewhere was eventually going to play the recording in reverse So it was hardly much of a secret II I can never make it all the way through disc 2 it’s [...]

It must be Monday (a poem)

The February 9th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to write a poem that starts with one word on the first line, with each subsequent line being one word longer—so the second line would be two words long, the third would be three words long, and so on. I was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2013)

Today's prompt is to take a walk, make notes, and incorporate them into a poem. Well, this wasn't that kind of a day. So, instead of an actual walk, I took a mental walk through the day, and noted a few impressions… Reflections on a Saturday I You! You had one thing what you had [...]